World of HELIOS: Apple Mac computers are becoming much more
HELIOS Universal File Server supports upcoming macOS “Catalina”
HELIOS server solutions on the upcoming macOS 10.15 (e.g. Mac
Linus Tech Tips: thoughts on Apple's new Mac Pro
HELIOS Newsletter 02/2019
Dear HELIOS client,
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Your HELIOS team
Helmut Tschemernjak, CEO & President
1. World of HELIOS: Apple Mac computers are becoming much more
popular Something interesting from the Apple Developers Conference (WWDC)
concerning software development: starting with the new macOS 10.15,
iPad apps can also be used on the Mac (macOS). For this purpose
Apple has made available many iPad libraries to the Mac. It is
to be expected that many of the millions of iPad apps will be
ported to the Mac because the Xcode development environment can
automatically create iOS, iPad, and Mac apps, based on the same
This means for the Mac: up to one million of new apps, many little
tools that help make the Mac platform significantly more attractive.
Trend-setting and based on the mere number of apps, Apple will
substantionally increase the competition with Windows. I would
predict there is the potential that Mac desktops may pass Windows
desktops by in the next few years.
I am curious to see how this will develop.
Enjoy this newsletter,
HELIOS Software GmbH
2. HELIOS Universal File Server supports upcoming macOS
“Catalina” clients Last week we got our hands on the upcoming macOS operating system
10.15 (aka Catalina). The latest beta version has full support for AFP network connected
volumes and networked printer queues as provided by HELIOS Universal
File Server UB64. We have started testing Catalina as a network
client connected to our servers and it looks very good – so
far we have only found problems in the Spotlight search which
we reported to Apple.
HELIOS SMB file server support for Mac is still under development.
The new Catalina version works with AFP and SMB therefore customers
can use the latest HELIOS products versions to support their Mac
We keep you updated.
3. HELIOS server solutions on the upcoming macOS 10.15
(e.g. Mac Pro) The new Mac Pro looks promising to be used as a desktop workstation.
Apple macOS 10.15 added a lot of security restrictions for file
access, e.g. asking users if they are permitted to access documents,
We are developing major changes in our software to run HELIOS
server solutions on macOS 10.15, which is usually used for evaluation/testing/support
environments by our partners and some customers. We continue to
support HELIOS server solutions on macOS 10.15 as good as possible.
At present, it is not clear if the new Mac Pro (macOS 10.15) can
be used in headless server production environments. We continue
evaluating the new macOS and the new Mac Pro. We are working on
the necessary developments to reach best compatibility to run
HELIOS server solutions on the latest Apple operating system and
More information will be provided in future newsletters.
4. Linus Tech Tips: thoughts on Apple's new Mac Pro As the new Mac Pro is subject to several discussions, it may be
of interest to review the “Linus Tech Tips” about Apple's
new product. In his videos he gives a lot of insight information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPiEpSMkzoo
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